Michael Borders

November 1, 2007

Education
Fisk University
Nashville, Tennessee
Major: Art Minor: Mathematics
BA 1968
Howard University
Washington, DC
MFA 1970
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Summer 1969
Positions Held
Free-lance visual artist: Commissions for institutions and individuals, indoor & outdoor 1968-present
Artist/technician, Howard University (while studying there), Washington, DC October 1968-June 1970
Instructor (Art History, Art Appreciation, Painting, Drawing), Nashville, Tennessee 1970-1971
Substitute math teacher, Fox Middle School, Hartford, Connecticut 1971-1972
Artist-in-Residence/Teacher, South Arsenal Neighborhood Development Project, Hartford, Connecticut. Co-founded and developed S.A.N.D. Art Studio (after-school program) 1973-1978
Instructor, Greater Hartford Community College (Art History and Humanities), Hartford, Connecticut 1978-1979
Commissions
Mural: Genesis of the Capital City-68′X110′, oil on sheet steel, downtown Hartford 1973
Mural/Sculpture: Welcome to Blue Hills-two outdoor kiosks, aluminum and cedar, oil on aluminum, Hartford, Connecticut 1981
Canvas Portrait: Honorable Thirman Milner, Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut (offical portrait) oil on canvas 1982
Mural/Sculpture: Welcome to Clay Hill-Outdoor kiosk, aluminum and cedar, oil on aluminum, Hartford, Connecticut 1985
Canvas Portrait: Honorable C. S. Perry, Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut (official portrait) oil on canvas
1989
Murals (3): Principals of Organization - Aetna Life & Casualty Insurance Company corporate headquareters
1989
Murals: Knowledge and Skill - A. I. Prince Technical School Cafeteria
1991
Canvas: Hope for the 21st Century - Urban League of Greater Hartford (for bookcover)
1993
Canvas/poster: Reflections of You and Me - W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, Michigan
1994
Large Canvas: Lake Scape - Phoenix Insurance Company, Albany, New York
1997
Large Canvas: Pond Scape - Phoenix Insurance Company, Avon, Connecticut
1998
Murals (2): Imagination - Clark Elementary School cafeteria
1999
Murals: Purple - Octagon Club, Hartford, Connecticut
1999
Mural: Connecticut Industry - Debut Exhibition, University of Hartford, Museum of American Political Life
2004
Mural: Comet Diner, Hartford, Connecticut
2004
Murals (2): Mystic Museum, Permanent Collection, Mystic, Connecticut
2005
Murals (12): Howard Johnson, Windsor Locks, CT
2005-2006

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